Academic Council

Last Updated:   4/5/2022

Contact Name

Berinthia Allison, Director of Academic Initiatives, Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
balliso@clemson.edu

Description

The Academic Council reviews and recommends academic policy to the Provost. Such matters may be routed to the President through the Provost by a majority vote. The council receives reports and recommendations from committees and groups reporting to it. The Academic Council also reviews recommendations regarding University-wide academic policy that emanate from the office of the Provost, the Faculty Senate, the Student Senate, collegiate faculties, as well as from ad hoc committees appointed by the President or Provost. The Academic Council shall view its role primarily as an oversight body guiding and advising the University with regard to academic policy.

This committee is authorized and described in the Clemson University Faculty Manual. Changes to its description or composition should be initiated with the current President of the Faculty Senate.

Membership Composition

Chaired by the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost or designee

Membership Composition - Academic Council
Seat Type Quantity Term Length Date of Term Initiation Seat Filling Mechanism Voting or Non-Voting Other Factors
Regular Faculty Member (One regular faculty member per academic college and the libraries) 8 3 years August 15 Elected by faculty accorded voting rights in each college Voting Staggered terms  
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost or designee 1 By position Voting  
President of the Faculty Senate 1 By position Voting  
President-Elect of the Faculty Senate 1 By position Non-voting  
Dean of the Libraries or designee 1 By position Voting  
Dean of College of Science or designee 1 By position Voting  
Dean of College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences or designee 1 By position Voting  
Dean of College of Education or designee 1 By position Voting  
Dean of College of Business or designee 1 By position Voting  
Dean of College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences or designee 1 By position Voting  
Dean of College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities or designee 1 By position Voting  
Dean of College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences or designee 1 By position Voting  
Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies 1 By position Voting  
Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School 1 By position Voting  
Associate Provost for Global Engagement 1 By position Voting  
Faculty or staff member (Courtesy inclusion - not in Faculty Manual) 0 Non-voting  
Dean of Students 1 By position Non-voting  
President of the Staff Senate 1 By position Non-voting  
Chair of the Extension Senate 1 By position Non-voting  
President of the Undergraduate Student Body 1 By position Voting  
President of the Undergraduate Student Senate 1 By position Voting  
President of the Graduate Student Government 1 By position Voting  

Membership List (Last Updated: 4/5/2022 3:32:27 PM)

Changes to the current chair and membership list should be initiated with the Faculty Senate Office.

Chair

Chair List - Academic Council
Name Chair Type Email* College or Division Department Term Start Term End
John Griffin Chair docg

Members

Member List - Academic Council
Name Seat Type Email* College or Division Department Service Start Service End
Marjie Britz Regular Faculty Member mbritz BSHS 7/1/2021 8/14/2023
Cameron Bushnell Regular Faculty Member cbushne CAAH English 8/15/2020 8/14/2023
Jess Hartshorn Regular Faculty Member jhartsh CAFLS Forestry and Environmental Conservation 8/15/2020 8/14/2023
Mary Beth Kurz Regular Faculty Member mkurz CECAS Industrial Engineering 8/15/2021 8/14/2024
Bill Kettinger Regular Faculty Member wkttngr CoB 7/1/2021 8/14/2024
Julia Frugoli Regular Faculty Member jfrugol CoS Genetics and Biochemistry 8/15/2020 8/14/2023
Jessica Kohout-Tailor Regular Faculty Member jkohout University Libraries 8/15/2020 8/14/2023
John Griffin Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost or designee docg
Kristine Vernon President-Elect of the Faculty Senate kvernon CAFLS Animal Veterinary Sciences 5/15/2021 5/14/2022
Thompson Mefford President-Elect of the Faculty Senate mefford CECAS Materials Science and Engineering 4/15/2022 4/14/2023
Keith Belli Dean of College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences or designee kbelli CAFLS
Nicholas Vazsonyi Dean of College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities or designee vazsony CAAH
Leslie Hossfeld Dean of College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences or designee lhossfe CBSHS
Wendy York Dean of College of Business or designee bizdean CoB
George Petersen Dean of College of Education or designee soedean CoE
Anand Gramopadhye Dean of College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences or designee agramop CECAS
Cynthia Young Dean of College of Science or designee cyyoung CoS
Chris Cox Dean of the Libraries or designee cnc2 University Libraries
John Lopes Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School jmlopes Graduate School
Jean Bertrand Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies jbrtrnd
Sharon Nagy Associate Provost for Global Engagement snagy
William Lasser Faculty or staff member lasser
Berinthia Allison Faculty or staff member balliso Provost's Office
Chris Miller Dean of Students lcmille Student Affairs
C.J. Smith President of the Staff Senate cynthi4 7/1/2021 6/30/2022
Mark Cathcart Chair of the Extension Senate cmcathc EXTENSION SENATE CHAIR 1/1/2021 12/31/2021
Thomas Newell President of the Undergraduate Student Body trnew 7/1/2021 6/30/2022
Sarah Stokowski President of the Undergraduate Student Body stoko Ed 7/1/2021 8/14/2024
William Reinert President of the Undergraduate Student Body wreiner Undergraduate Student 7/1/2021 6/30/2022
Robert M. Ohara President of the Graduate Student Government rmohara Graduate Student 7/1/2021 6/30/2022
* Emails are @clemson.edu unless noted
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